Oops, I was not quite finished last week as I forgot to mention the much anticipated voice workshop, “Singing for Life”, and I better correct this post haste!
It will happen on June 24 at the St. Anthony Church hall in Agassiz. It will be conducted by a world renowned voice educator who holds a degree from the Western University in Ontario.
The workshop is open to all no matter what choir one belongs to, in fact, one does not have to belong to a choir at all in order to participate! The fee is $10 per person and the time of the workshop is 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Singing is a very important part of our life and I would like you to read the following findings by Dennis Tupman, another very well-known voice educator and music researcher.
“As you listen to music, think of this:
Scientific studies have shown that:
People who sing or play a musical instrument live longer, have lower stress levels and have better cardiovascular fitness.
Young people who sing or play a musical instrument do better in school, are better adjusted and have better success in later life.
Very young children who are not exposed to music either by listening or performing are permanently affected in their ability to learn.
Participation in music reduces substantially the effects of aging – physical, mental and psychological.
Music is a natural tranquilizer that releases natural endorphins into the system.
Stutterers do not stutter when they sing.
People with epilepsy do not have seizures when they sing.
The easiest way to learn a foreign language is by singing.
Playing certain music can relieve symptoms of mental illness.
Anthropologists have determined that perhaps our first language was a primitive form of singing.
Neurologists believe that singing and other forms of music making are holistic experiences because they involve the whole human system – movement, thoughts and emotions.”
For more information please call Brenda Di Rezze at 604-794-3974.